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This did surprise me. I hadn't realized...

This did surprise me.

I hadn't realized IHG's footprint is THAT thin in the upper upscale and luxury segments.
Apr 24, 19, 12:05 am
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No way, Moxy's rooms are way smaller. I...

No way, Moxy's rooms are way smaller.

I think Moxy is like a new ibis styles when I look at the rooms both size- and feature-wise. Breakfast quality is also similar.

IMO, Moxy is superior to...
Apr 23, 19, 11:53 pm
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Posted By newflya

How much time is there to retro-claim? I had...

How much time is there to retro-claim?

I had a number of stays last December which somehow got rejected. Out of frustration, I quit using Places for awhile. Now I've started using it again and...
Apr 23, 19, 11:48 pm
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Posted By newflya

I don't know if the strike for the 21st was...

I don't know if the strike for the 21st was called off or something. But it was completely smooth sailing for me as well. Shorter than usual lines at security etc.
Apr 23, 19, 11:46 pm
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Posted By newflya

LGW-CGN is EUR 68 / GBP 59 r/t. Direct turnaround...

LGW-CGN is EUR 68 / GBP 59 r/t. Direct turnaround in CGN is easy.

Sample...
Apr 20, 19, 9:19 pm
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Posted By newflya

No info on IB website thus far. I love Spain, but...

No info on IB website thus far. I love Spain, but not IB.

OLCI for a flight today via MAD just fails with a non-descript error message. I expected something like this. Let's see what happens at my...
Apr 19, 19, 7:21 am
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Posted By newflya

It's very strange. I have had a few TATL...

It's very strange.

I have had a few TATL flights operated by AA but with a BA code late last year. As a BA Silver, I did get access to MCE for free. Now I booked basically the same basic economy...
Apr 16, 19, 1:42 am
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Posted By newflya

There is the incremental passenger for whom it...

There is the incremental passenger for whom it matters. On occasion, I've booked short-haul LX over short-haul LH in C because LX has the Economist while LH does not.

It differs from pax to pax....
Apr 16, 19, 12:12 am
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Posted By newflya

I don't find that article particularly...

I don't find that article particularly well-researched. If we go by revenue, Accor is the fourth-largest chain in the industry. (The three largest chains by revenue are Marriott, Hilton, and...
Apr 15, 19, 11:59 pm
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Posted By newflya

Maybe an availability heuristic on your part?...

Maybe an availability heuristic on your part? That is, you're travelling on business a lot yourself and incorrectly generalize from the data most easily available to you (i.e., observations you made...
Apr 15, 19, 7:49 am
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To be frank, this is bs. Airports grow over...

To be frank, this is bs.

Airports grow over time. Some, like FRA, grow a lot. They built additional runways. The number of flight movements goes up. Etc.

Whole areas around FRA which had very...
Apr 14, 19, 9:13 am
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Posted By newflya

Novotel's brand fact sheet says...

Novotel's brand fact sheet says (https://group.accor.com/-/media/Corporate/Hotel-development/PDF-for-pages/Novotel/2019/S1/02_EN_Novotel_Factsheet_FEB2019.pdf) its customers are 51% business and 49%...
Apr 9, 19, 7:30 pm
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Posted By newflya

DavMJ: Thanks a lot for the detailed response,...

DavMJ: Thanks a lot for the detailed response, this is very helpful!
Apr 9, 19, 11:13 am
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Posted By newflya

For a gold on a city break, do you recommend the...

For a gold on a city break, do you recommend the DoubleTree or the Hilton?
Apr 9, 19, 10:21 am
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Posted By newflya

TBH, Edinburgh's hotel prices during the summer...

TBH, Edinburgh's hotel prices during the summer took me a bit by surprise (not just during the Edinburgh festival but also in part of July).

Can somebody suggest accomodation that's more on the...
Apr 6, 19, 12:55 am
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Posted By newflya

That's one thing. For another, PP's...

That's one thing.

For another, PP's speciality is sort of making good use of spare capacity in lounges. They're likely getting quite good deals with the lounges. Perhaps they're sometimes paying...
Apr 5, 19, 11:26 am
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Posted By newflya

Any updates regarding EC 261/2004? IB...

Any updates regarding EC 261/2004?

IB brushed off my claim pointing to extraordinary circumstances. I think it is far-fetched and not in line with the regulation to consider a month-long and...
Mar 29, 19, 11:23 am
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Posted By newflya

Assuming your *S is with Air Canada, you don't...

Assuming your *S is with Air Canada, you don't get access to the *A lounges by virtue of the ticket or your frequent flyer status. (*S with LH would get access.)

If you happen to have an Amex...
Mar 27, 19, 8:21 am
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Posted By newflya

For me, Pullman has been the most reliable and...

For me, Pullman has been the most reliable and consistent brand. Yes, some Pullmans lack "character." But it seems I almost always get what I pay for: efficient service, decent business amenities,...
Mar 27, 19, 7:42 am
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Posted By newflya

Sure, it's not a problem per se that BA F isn't...

Sure, it's not a problem per se that BA F isn't as good as EK F. But it's more of a problem if the product isn't even consistently better than some C products (e.g., Qsuites).


The quality of the...
Mar 25, 19, 3:16 am
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Posted By newflya

Who says they can't? I would assume either the...

Who says they can't? I would assume either the restaurant doesn't want to join or PP doesn't want to sign-up the restaurant. Problems with organizational architecture--as suggested by the previous...
Mar 25, 19, 3:04 am
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Posted By newflya

Quality vs. quantity. SOF might have four...

Quality vs. quantity.

SOF might have four lounges, but all of them are not good, if not to say lousy. The Sofia lounge is the worst of the bunch. I feel I would have been better off if it wasn't a...
Mar 25, 19, 2:51 am
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Posted By newflya

No, it's just a reading comprehension fail on...

No, it's just a reading comprehension fail on your part. Basically, Accor's CEO is suggesting that loosening the alcohol ban would generate incremental business for the tourism industry in Saudi...
Mar 25, 19, 2:20 am
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Posted By newflya

An easy choice in my mind. Go for KL unless you...

An easy choice in my mind. Go for KL unless you absolutely need the TP to achieve or renew BA status.
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